Pop Culture Happy Hour

Pop Culture Happy Hour

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Pop Culture Happy Hour is a lively chat about books, movies, music, television, comics and pretty much anything else that strikes a nerve, all in a weekly roundtable from NPR. Features "Monkey See" blogger Linda Holmes and an occasionally rowdy cast of characters. Join the club at NPR.org/pchh.More from Pop Culture Happy Hour »

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Parks and Recreation and Better Call Saul

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson, and Barrie Hardymon look back at the legacy of Parks and Recreation. Then they'll discuss Better Call Saul, AMC's spinoff of Breaking Bad. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.

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Small Batch: The Sculptor and Other Graphic Novels

In this Pop Culture Happy Hour extra, Glen Weldon and Petra Mayer review Scott McCloud's landmark graphic novel The Sculptor. They'll also offer some additional graphic novel recommendations.

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Small Batch: The 2015 Oscars

In this small batch edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour, Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson wrap up the The 87th Annual Academy Awards.

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Small Batch: Jon Stewart's Farewell From The Daily Show

In this Pop Culture Happy Hour extra, Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson talk about the aftermath of Jon Stewart's farewell from The Daily Show and what might come next for him and his show.

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Small Batch: The 2015 Grammy Awards

In this Pop Culture Happy Hour extra, Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson look back at the 2015 Grammys telecast and conclude that it could have used a little more joy.

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Empire and Public Radio Voices

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes and Glen Weldon are joined by Tanya Ballard Brown and Code Switch's Gene Demby to talk about Fox's hip-hop drama Empire. Then they'll chat about the recent discussions about public radio voices, and broaden the conversation to the variety of voices you hear on the radio. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.

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Small Batch: Super Bowl XLIX

In this Pop Culture Happy Hour extra, Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson chat about the Super Bowl. They'll discuss the game, Katy Perry's half time show, and the adorable, adorable puppy.

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Jane The Virgin, The Boy Next Door, And Erotic Thrillers

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson, and Barrie Hardymon discuss Jane The Virgin. Then they'll talk about The Boy Next Door and other erotic thrillers. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.**Pop Culture Happy LIVE: The Oscars Omnibus Featuring Bob Mondello**When: Tuesday February 17th, 2015 at 7:00pmWhere:  Studio 1, NPR Headquarters, 1111 North Capitol Street NE, Washington, DC 20002Tickets go on sale February 3rd at 12PM ET at events.npr.org

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Broad City and High School Required Reading

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson, and Margaret H. Willison discuss the offbeat Comedy Central show Broad City. Then they'll talk about high school required reading lists: the books they had to read, the books they wanted to read, and what it all means as adults. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.

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Selma and the Use of Dramatic License in Historical Dramas

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon are joined by NPR Code Switch's Gene Demby to discuss
the Civil Rights Era film Selma. They'll discuss the direction by Ava DuVernay, the Oprah of it all, and how well it brings Martin Luther King, Jr. to life. Then they'll discuss other historical dramas and the advantages and limitations of dramatic license. All that plus What's Making Us Happy this week.

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